First Interstate Bancsystem (NASDAQ: FIBK) is one of 310 publicly-traded companies in the “Banks” industry, but how does it contrast to its rivals? We will compare First Interstate Bancsystem to related businesses based on the strength of its risk, dividends, analyst recommendations, profitability, valuation, earnings and institutional ownership.

Volatility and Risk

First Interstate Bancsystem has a beta of 1.18, indicating that its stock price is 18% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, First Interstate Bancsystem’s rivals have a beta of 0.79, indicating that their average stock price is 21% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Profitability

This table compares First Interstate Bancsystem and its rivals’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
First Interstate Bancsystem 19.90% 9.40% 1.06%
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors 17.80% 8.43% 0.95%

Dividends

First Interstate Bancsystem pays an annual dividend of $0.96 per share and has a dividend yield of 2.3%. First Interstate Bancsystem pays out 48.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. As a group, “Banks” companies pay a dividend yield of 1.9% and pay out 36.3% of their earnings in the form of a dividend.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and target prices for First Interstate Bancsystem and its rivals, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
First Interstate Bancsystem 0 1 3 0 2.75
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors 2431 8911 8908 373 2.35

First Interstate Bancsystem currently has a consensus target price of $45.00, suggesting a potential upside of 7.78%. As a group, “Banks” companies have a potential downside of 3.07%. Given First Interstate Bancsystem’s stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities analysts plainly believe First Interstate Bancsystem is more favorable than its rivals.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares First Interstate Bancsystem and its rivals gross revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Net Income Price/Earnings Ratio
First Interstate Bancsystem $433.92 million $95.63 million 20.98
First Interstate Bancsystem Competitors $5.61 billion $755.73 million 86.68

First Interstate Bancsystem’s rivals have higher revenue and earnings than First Interstate Bancsystem. First Interstate Bancsystem is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than its rivals, indicating that it is currently more affordable than other companies in its industry.

Institutional and Insider Ownership

45.2% of First Interstate Bancsystem shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 52.0% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by institutional investors. 38.2% of First Interstate Bancsystem shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 10.4% of shares of all “Banks” companies are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Summary

First Interstate Bancsystem beats its rivals on 9 of the 15 factors compared.

First Interstate Bancsystem Company Profile

First Interstate BancSystem, Inc. is a financial and bank holding company. The Company, through its bank subsidiary First Interstate Bank (the Bank), delivers a range of banking products and services to individuals, businesses, municipalities and other entities. The Company also, through its subsidiary Bank of the Cascades, offers full-service community banking through 46 branches in Oregon, Idaho and Washington. The Company operates through community banking segment. Its community banking segment provides customers with commercial and consumer banking products and services in its market areas through community service activities. In addition to its primary emphasis on commercial and consumer banking services, the Company also offers trust, employee benefit, investment and insurance services through its bank subsidiary. As of December 31, 2016, it operated 80 banking offices, including detached drive-up facilities, in 46 communities located in Montana, Wyoming and South Dakota.

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